Constructed from layers of corrugated cardboard (a low-cost shipping material), this chair embodies the combined aesthetic of its raw, ordinary, and "low-brow" material, with Gehry's modern, geometric design. His architecture is world renowned, and many cities seek his services as a badge of distinction more so than the product he renders. The Wiggle Side Chair is an iconic design object made of corrugated cardboard! 33 x 16 x 23 1/2 inches. Laminated corrugated cardboard, fiberboard. These early designs were partially responsible for Gehry's rise … Frank Gehry, 1972 The architect Frank Gehry is known for his use of unusual materials. From Patrick Parrish Gallery, Frank Gehry, Easy Edges Contour Chair (1969-1973), Corrugated Cardboard, Masonite, 30 × 24 × 38 in 1972. The Easy Edges pieces, crafted from layers of corrugated cardboard, sold between 1969 and 1973. Gehry likes to use unusual materials for his architecture and furniture. Markings From Rago/Wright, Frank Gehry, Easy Edges chair and ottoman (1972), Corrugated cardboard, masonite, 29 1/2 × 22 1/4 × 37 in The Wiggle Side Chair is part of the Easy Edges collection by Frank Gehry (Frank Gehry). ” Not wanting to turn his space into the next Eames Office, Gehry stopped production of Easy Edges. Frank Gehry, in full Frank Owen Gehry, original name Ephraim Owen Goldberg, also called Frank O. Gehry, (born February 28, 1929, Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Canadian American architect and designer whose original, sculptural, often audacious work won him worldwide renown.. Gehry’s family immigrated to Los Angeles in 1947. 124, 138 The story behind Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges. To increase the strength and resilience of the material, layers of cardboard were laminated at right angles to one another. Pair of Early Frank Gehry Easy Edges Wiggle Side Chairs, 1972 $11,000. With his 1972 furniture series 'Easy Edges', he succeeded in bringing a new aesthetic dimension to such an everyday material as cardboard. Carumba Experimental Edges chair Artist name Frank O. Gehry Date created 1987 Classification furniture Medium paper Sub-Medium cardboard Dimensions 36 in. Let us know ! Frank Gehry is a Canadian born Prtizker-Prize winning Architect who graduated from USC School of Architecture. The sculptural form of the Wiggle Side Chair makes it stand out. unmarked, Credit Line The Wiggle Chair and companion Side Chair are Frank Gehry signature pieces and produced by Vitra of 60 layers of corrugated cardboard held together by hidden screws and fiber-board edging. The construction method makes the chairs both sturdy and visually striking. Design Date Gift of Edgar Smith. These dining or accent chairs are part of the “ Easy Edges ” collection which includes edges made of hardboard with natural or lacquered finishes from Vitra. After only three months on the market, and as sales peaked, Gehry withdrew the Easy Edges line, explaining: "I started to feel threatened; I locked myself into a room for weeks to question my life. I decided I'm an architect, not a furniture designer. Gehry came to national attention with his Easy Edges furniture line, made of corrugated cardboard and fiberboard and including the Easy Edges Body Contour Rocker (1971) and the 1970 and 1972 editions of the Easy Edges Side Chair. Little Beaver chair and ottoman 1987. All rights reserved. His first line of furniture, produced from 1969 to 1973, was called " Easy Edges ", constructed out of cardboard. Artist: Frank Gehry (American, born 1929) Date: designed 1970, manufactured ca. Frank Gehry (b. Credit Line Gift of The Bluhm Family Reference Number 2011.768.1 Extended information about this artwork. These early designs were partially responsible for Gehry's rise to public recognition in the early 1970s. Gehry chose to spotlight the corrugated edges of the cardboard because it “looked like corduroy, it felt like corduroy, it was seductive.” The cardboard was easy to die-cut, so Gehry was able to play with eccentric shapes in the furniture, like the ribbon shape of this side chair. In the "Easy Edges" furniture series, Gehry experimented with atypical materials to create dining tables, biomorphic chairs and stools, and lounge chairs, all made of corrugated cardboard. After discovering that single sheets of cardboard gained exponential strength when layered, he began to manipulate the simple material into graceful, curvilinear chairs and tables. This is a great opportunity to own rare examples from the original collection by an iconic architect and designer. 1969-1973, Designer For the Easy Edges series the designer, known for his love of unusual materials, made furniture out of cardboard. All contents © 2017 Dallas Museum of Art. I'm not going to go that way. The Easy Edges line was made of laminated sheets of corrugated cardboard that could be stacked and die-cut in a number of shapes. Gehry's early experimentation with furniture design and preoccupation with process cemented his reputation as an innovator in the field of modern architecture. Designed and manufactured by Frank O. Gehry in 1972, this chair belongs to his "Easy Edges" collection - group of seventeen pieces of cardboard furniture which brought the young architect national attention. Throughout the sixties, furniture designers played around with cardboard, but the lightweight and durable nature of plastic was hard to top. Easy Edge. These early designs were partially responsible for Gehry’s rise to public recognition in the early 1970s. Architect Frank Gehry, best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, conceived of the laminated-cardboard Easy Edges series as low-cost furniture that could be produced efficiently and quickly. For his first designs, Easy Edges (1969–73), Gehry favored the simplicity of corrugated cardboard, a material frequently employed in his architectural models. Easy Edges Side Chair. Explorations of cardboard were waning, when, in the early seventies, Frank Gehry released the Easy Edges collection. Designed and manufactured by Frank O. Gehry in 1972, this chair belongs to his "Easy Edges" collection - group of seventeen pieces of cardboard furniture which … Easy Edges is the name given to a series of furniture designs by Frank Gehry from 1969 to 1973. Frank O. Gehry. They feature a cardboard with hardboard edges. His work defies categorization but has made him an icon of current architecture with such projects as the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis; and the Walt Disney … Bid now on Easy Edges Rocker by Frank Gehry. With the series "Easy Edges", from 1972, Frank O. Gehry succeeded in lending such everyday materials as cardboard a new aesthetic dimension. This set is in a perfect condition. Easy Edges is the name given to a series of furniture designs by Frank Gehry from 1969 to 1973. 33 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 24 1/8" (85.1 x 42.2 x 61.3 cm). Set of sculptural "Wiggle" chairs from the iconic Easy Edges collection of cardboard furniture designed by Frank O. Gehry. Artist: Frank Gehry American, born Canada, 1929 Manufactured by Vitra Swiss, founded Germany 1950 Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Accession Number The result was a surprisingly sturdy piece of industrial, yet ecologically aware furniture, which through its use, developed a sumptuous, velvety texture. Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. 16.75ʺW × 22.5ʺD × 30.38ʺH San Francisco, CA Accent Chairs > Side Chairs A-List Frank Gehry for Knoll Studio Power Play Chair and Ottoman $9,158. Cross Check armchair 1992. Frank O. Gehry, c. 1982. Experimental Edges Beaver Chair and Ottoman Date: c. 1982. Architect Frank Gehry, best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, conceived of the laminated-cardboard Easy Edges series as low-cost furniture that could be produced efficiently and quickly. Have additional info? Architecture and Design I called a halt.". These early designs were partially responsible for Gehry… Easy Edges is the name given to a series of furniture designs by Frank Gehry from 1969 to 1973. x 52 in. Brogan, Jack (b. Architectural Career After leaving Harvard, Frank Gehry returned to California, making a name for himself with the launch of his "Easy Edges" cardboard furniture line. In addition to architecture, Gehry has made a line of furniture, jewelry for Tiffany & Co., various household items, sculptures, and even a glass bottle for Wyborowa Vodka. In March 1990 Gehry professed at a TED talk, “It threw me through a loop. 2004.0025. The Easy Edges … View a wide Variety of artworks by Frank Gehry, now available for sale on artnet Auctions. After leaving Harvard, Frank Gehry returned to California, making a name for himself with the launch of his “Easy Edges” cardboard furniture line. The architect Frank Gehry is known for his use of unusual materials. Innovative use of materials were the hallmark of this early 1970s design from Architect Frank Gehry. The Easy Edges series became so popular that Gehry felt it would distract from his architecture career, so he discontinued the line after the initial output, transforming this originally economical furniture (priced between $15 and $115 at the time) into sought-after collector’s items. 20th Century design: The Last Thirty Years. Frank Gehry is one of the most sought-after, internationally recognized and prolific architects and designers in the world today. The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, postmodern (international style and movement). I closed myself off for weeks at a time in a room to rethink my life. Frank O. Gehry (Architect) Title Easy Edges Side Chair Date Made 1967–1977 Medium Cardboard Dimensions 82 × 42 × 55 cm (32.25 × 16.5 × 21.75 in.) (91.44 cm x 132.08 cm x 76.2 cm) ... Other Works by Frank O. Gehry; Frank O. Gehry. These early designs were partially responsible for Gehry's rise to public recognition in the early 1970s. We ship with DHL-Express. 1970s model of Frank Gehry's remarkable cardboard constructed chair from the Easy Edges collection. 252.2002. Frank O. Gehry is one of today's most important architects. Frank O. Gehry. corrugated cardboard with fiberboard edging, Dimensions Seldom seen easy edges nesting chair set! 1930; American) / Easy Edges, Inc., New York, NY, Media 1982 Medium: Corrugated cardboard, Masonite Accession: 1987.357 On view in: Not on view Three Concept Sketches for Experimental Edges Furniture (Seating Elements) The Easy Edges line was made of laminated sheets of corrugated cardboard that could be stacked and die-cut in a number of shapes. Frank Gehry nesting chairs, set of three Easy Edges, Inc. Canada/USA, 1972 cardboard, masonite 18.25 w x 41 d x 28.5 h in (46 x 104 x 72 cm) Provenance: Breeze-Stewart Collection | Private Collection, Philadelphia Literature: Modern Furniture Classics: Postwar to Post-Modernism, Fiell and Fiell, ppg. Three individual chairs that stack neatly into one unit. With his furniture series 'Easy Edges', he succeeded in bringing a new aesthetic dimension to such an everyday material as cardboard. 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